Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now
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Three Things You Can Do While Waiting For An Admissions Decision
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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me
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The power of bilingualism
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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides
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The Longest Winter Break
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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic
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Mental Health Resources on Campus
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Preparing to Apply to Study Abroad

5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

We’ve been stuck in quarantine for almost a year now, and with vaccines being distributed it looks like the era of coronavirus might finally be turning. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing in Rochester once we get there. See a movie at The Little Theater or Regal Culver Ridge Plaza The movies[…]

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Three Things You Can Do While Waiting For An Admissions Decision

So you’ve done the hard part. You researched schools, applied, took standardized tests, and completed your courses. But now what? Here are three things you can do while waiting for an admissions decision. Make sure that you have submitted all of your financial documents and forms For students that need financial aid, it is especially[…]

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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me

Since this is my last semester at the University of Rochester, this is a great time to reflect on the decisions I made when I was a high school student trying to figure out what my next four years would be. There were many reasons why I ended up attending the University of Rochester. Here[…]

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The power of bilingualism

Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years in Massachusetts, both my parents and my extended family members who migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico, spoke to me in Spanish. As a result I grew up in two worlds — a world at home influenced by ethnic food, music and traditions, and a[…]

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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides

One of my favorite things I miss about being on campus is my job – I’m a campus tour guide, or “Meridian” as we call them. Imaan Salimi, ’23, Lena Weinbaum, ’22, and Jillian Breithaupt, ’22, talk about their experiences with my favorite job on campus. What inspired you to be a meridian? Imaan: I[…]

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The Longest Winter Break

This year’s winter break was different for Rochester students as we prepared to begin the spring semester later than usual. This gave us an additional two weeks or so of hanging out during a time where we can’t go out to do much. What did Rochester students do with all this extra time before classes[…]

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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester

When I was comparing options for college a few years ago, I always wondered what made each school truly special—in other words, the things each school offered that I couldn’t find anywhere else. After 2.5 years as a Yellowjacket, I’ve discovered even more of those qualities here than I knew about when I applied. While[…]

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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic

As the New Year begins, I recently started reflecting on my New Year’s resolutions. Towards the end of 2019, I was thrilled a new decade was soon to commence. So, in honor of 2020, I settled on 20 random goals to accomplish during the year—from trying out new activities to focusing on personal growth—and while[…]

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Mental Health Resources on Campus

Given that the pandemic has worsened many (most?) peoples’ mental health, I thought it would be good to share the mental health resources available on campus. There are many options for students to get help and support, no matter the struggles they are facing. University Counseling Center The University Counseling Center (UCC) is above University[…]

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Preparing to Apply to Study Abroad

I know it’s hard to think about now, but one day study abroad programs will be back up and running! In the meantime, you can start contemplating studying abroad in college. I was surprised by how much goes into applying and getting ready to study abroad. It’s definitely not something you decide to do last-minute[…]

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